Overall Championship leader Antonie Marx (BMW E46 M3) - Class C

Beemers set to steal the show at Phakisa on 15 September 2018

This coming weekend, Saturday the 15th of September the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series will take to the iconic Phakisa Freeway track in round 6 of their championship. They will be part of a combined Extreme Festival and Inland Championship racing event that will host a multitude of racing categories on the day including the popular Phakisa 200 race at the end of the day. With the championship taking on a new shape after the Zwartkops race it is…

Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) won Saturday’s opening race for Sasol Global Touring Cars at Zwartkops - Picture by David Ledbitter

Sasol Race Day provides great spectacle at Zwartkops Raceway

Windy weather and low temperatures did not deter a large crowd from attending round six of this year’s Extreme Festival at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday. The Sasol Race Day entertained them fully, with close racing, huge spectacle and unexpected winners in some of the racing disciplines. Topping the day’s programme were two races for Sasol Global Touring Cars.  Starting from pole position, Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) led the first race from start to finish, leading home Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol…

Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) will fight for Sasol Global Touring Car championship supremacy at Zwartkops. Picture: Dave Ledbitter

Sasol Raceday brings Extreme Festival back to Zwartkops Raceway on 18 August 2018

The 2018 Extreme Festival will return to the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria next Saturday (August 18), with seven racing disciplines on both four and two wheels scheduled to perform. Top billing on the Sasol Raceday will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, where three drivers will continue to fight for this year’s overall title. The championship contenders will be Michael Stephen (Engen Audi), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and Simon Moss (Engen Audi), with little to choose between them…

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series - Round 5 - Zwartkops Raceway - 2018-07-21

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 5 – Zwartkops Raceway – 2018-07-21

Round 5 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series saw the field making their second visit to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on Saturday, July 21. For this round the Race Series returned to their roots as part of the Bridgestone BMW Car Club Gauteng Track Day hosted by Auto Alpina Boksburg. Round 5 also saw the second half of the current season getting underway. Although various class leaders have already come to the fore; top honours were still very…

Antonie Marx during his victories second race behind the wheel of his Atomic Oil BMW M3 - Picture by Paul Blackburn

Victory for Marx after eventful day at Zwartkops

Saturday, July 21 saw a rough start to Round 5 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series championship for Antonie Marx in his Atomic Oil BMW M3. A Class C victory during the second race of the day at Zwartkops Raceway however saw him emerging as championship leader with three rounds to go in the season. The morning’s qualifying session saw Marx suffering with a severe lack of grip which cost him a front bumper and more importantly compromised…